Sunday, March 28, 2010

the elusive pimpernel

Leslie Howard plays Sir Percy Blakeney, an 18th century English aristocrat who leads a double life. He appears to be merely the effete aristocrat, but in reality is part of an underground effort to free French nobles from Robespierre's Reign of Terror.

in this serious and sunny 1943 romp even sir percy's wife does not know his other identity. she thinks he is simply a foolish husband. needless to say, leslie howard is delightful as he plays with his wife's indignation.

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